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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4615 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1804 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #357 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #471 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 212 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #18 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #470 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #166 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 4
Gray area - 678 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #127 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1923 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #548 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2871 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2572 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #435 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2013 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5862 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #662 / 1448
  • Number of attempts: 2
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